Oklahoma's Ground Water Protection Strategy

by Michael D. Smolen, Oklahoma State Univ, Stillwater, United States,
Patricia E. Norris, Oklahoma State Univ, Stillwater, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation and Drainage: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions

Abstract: This report examines Oklahoma's developing ground water protection strategy in light of the national strategy. We look first at relevant federal legislation and what EPA expects of a state Ground Water Protection Plan (GWPP). Then we review the program as it is developing in Oklahoma, considering some of its strengths and weaknesses.

Subject Headings: Groundwater | Groundwater pollution | Groundwater quality | Legislation | Water policy | Federal government | North America | Oklahoma | United States

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